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A Recipe for Every Hair Type
I feel bad for my hair. While I try to take care of it, between coloring, products, blow outs and straightening for decades, my hair is crying out for help! And a lot of times I don’t even know how to help it. I buy the color treated shampoos and conditioners, I try to use a heat protectant and oils to prevent breakage, but it just doesn’t seem like enough. So why not try a recipe?
Hair Recipes has put together a line of products that use nature’s best to solve your hair woes. Natural ingredients like egg, beer, lemonbalm wheat germ and chamomile are used, along with ingredients from your home, to create customized recipes to address a variety of concerns. Is your hair dull and tired (why yes, mine is), limp, dry, oily or color-treated? Well, Hair Recipes has a little something for everyone and I LOVE the concept!
On their website you’re able to buy a shampoo, conditioner and oil in a very affordable combo pack, or individually if needed, and each pack addresses a concern. Along with the combo packs, they have a whole list of recipes that go with them. I got the Egg and Cognac Shampoo Pack ($28.71) that comes with the Egg & Cognac Shampoo, the Egg Yolk Conditioner and the Argan Oil.
This pack is designed specifically for dull, tired hair. Not only is egg and Cognac rich in protein, which helps give shine back to dull hair, but egg yolk also helps to maintain hair’s natural oils that many other shampoos strip away.
I’ll start by saying I was a little hesitant when I saw the words “Cognac” and “Egg Yolk”. But, I am happy to report the shampoo and conditioner both have a tropical smell, especially great for summer. They are both thick and rich with a custard-like consistency, and the shampoo lathers very nicely.
Now for the recipe: RAW EGG. Yep, you heard me, a raw egg that you mix with the Argan Oil and use in conjunction with the shampoo and conditioner. So let me tell you a little about raw egg…If you are going to put it on your hair, DON’T RINSE IT OFF WITH WARM WATER or you will have a scrambled mess that will be very hard to get out. Cue the Dr. Seuss, I do not like scrambled eggs and hair, I do not like it anywhere!
I noticed with just one wash that my hair does look shinier.
But if you follow the directions and use COLD water to rinse it first, and THEN follow up with a warm rinse with the products, you will be in fantastic shape. I noticed with just one wash that my hair does look shinier. (They recommend doing every 6-8 washes.) And for me, who has been getting a lot more breakage lately, I’m happy that the added protein is supposed to help with that too.
I really want to try a few of the other products and recipes, which include using avocado (for dry hair) and chamomile tea (for color treated hair). I love that Hair Recipes is making use of natural, household items and really like having a simple recipe to follow!
So what do you think we heartsters, what recipe would you like to try?
Erin is a secondary science teacher who adores makeup and fashion. She spends her free time pursuing her other passions which include cooking, antiquing, and decorating.
skin tone: NC30
skin type: oily to normal
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5 thoughts on “Hair Woes? Let Hair Recipes Help”
OMG!!! I need these!!! I have dry and dull hair maybe because of rebonding and hair coloring. I got to try this out and I hope it will work on my hair.
I love the idea of mixing ingredients from your kitchen in with your hair products. I love a good mask too, being forced to slow down and doing something good for yourself/hair. I was impressed with the egg and cognac shampoo and egg yolk conditioner. They feel really lush (REALLY good lather) and smell delicious (as @spitfire77 said very tropical). And my hair looked especially shiny after using them.
I also tried the Carrot oil for oily hair and scalp. The idea of using an oil for oiliness doesn’t sit right with me (I know, I know! There are tons of face oils too that swear they work for oily skin.) So I used it sparingly just on the ends. I can’t say it really did anything for my oil situation, but it does smell nice and was a great treatment pre-blowdry.
All in all, this is a great line that I’d like to see in stores too.
I got to test out this shampoo, conditioner, and the Jojoba Oil for extremely dry hair and dry scalp. I liked the shampoo—it smelled lightly fruity. I was really concerned about an egg and cognac shampoo and what that would translate into for smell, but rest assured, it’s a very pleasant and delicate fragrance. The shampoo lathers like a champ and gets my hair squeaky clean. I would say you only need a very small amount of the shampoo due to how clean it got my hair. The conditioner was easily slicked through my hair–I definitely needed to let it soak in for a few minutes or else my hair felt slightly greasy. As for the Jojoba Oil, I’m going to say that it wasn’t really right for my hair/scalp. It had a delicate, slightly floral scent, so that was nice, but I have an oily scalp and this just made my hair/scalp feel very heavy and…gunky? My hair felt very limp after using this and wouldn’t hold any wave or curl, either. I will say that it has the consistency of a serum and some people get great results from serums, but I am not one of them. I think someone with dry or possibly naturally curly hair might have better results?
That being said, the shampoo and conditioner were pretty terrific. The shampoo was like a gentle clarifying shampoo that removed all product residue and together these products did give my hair some shine, which is always a good thing.
I got to enjoy testing both Hair Recipe’s Egg Yolk Shampoo and Conditioner. I love they are both Sulfate & Paraben free formulas. I won’t use anything that has either in them, so I was excited to give them a shot! What I noticed was my hair loved the extra protein- it made my hair noticeably shinier and the conditioner was very hydrating to my very dry hair. I think my scalp really liked this too.. However, I noticed the shampoo, if you happen to get some in your eyes; it will really burn your eyes! It does not feel very good, so don’t’ be silly like me, Beware!
I also got the Jojoba Oil and tried that with the regimen, I do have pretty dry hair. It was hard to tell a major difference, but I have been using a small amount on my ends after blow drying, and it seems to help with the split ends. I would like to see these in stores as well!